How to Grow Nelly Moser Clematis

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The Nelly Moser clematis is a large-flowered hybrid. It blooms in the middle of June on shorts stems from the growth of the year before. This clematis blooms again in the late summer months, although these blooms are often smaller. The Nelly Moser grows to heights of 8 feet and its pale rosy mauve blooms…


How to Grow Calla Lilies Inside

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While they aren’t true lilies, calla lily plants produce single-petal, lily-like flowers on tall stalks. They come in colors ranging from pure white to pink and lavender depending on the variety. A tropical plant native to Africa, calla cannot tolerate frost. Growing them as a potted houseplant protects them from outside temperature fluctuations and allows…


How to Grow Calla Lilies in Pots

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A flowering potted houseplant, the calla lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) provides a tropical look to any home. Gardeners also grow the calla lily as an annual garden plant in regions that suffer frosts or inclement winters. In subtropical or tropical locations, the plant will grow as an outdoor perennial. It grows from a bulb, also called…


How to Grow Calla Lilies

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The calla lily is an example of an old world flower that has undergone a transformation through selective cultivation. Originally white, it is now available in a rainbow of colors from palest pink and yellow to deepest purple. Miniature varieties are also popular. A native of South Africa, the calla lily is a favorite in…


Quinn samples the show Progress; Illinois farmers know how to grow crops

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DECATUR – Gov. Pat Quinn received a warm welcome Tuesday as he made his way through the Farm Progress Show. Quinn spent about an hour at the show, walking through several exhibits, shaking hands and posing for pictures along the way. Quinn said he wanted to acknowledge the important role agriculture plays in the state.…


Wheat prices improve as US maize fears grow

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Strong export demand for UK wheat and ongoing concerns for the US maize crop have driven wheat prices higher again this week. The London feed wheat futures November 2011 contract closed at £174/t on Tuesday (30 August), up about £5/t on last week’s two-month high. Domestic markets followed gains in the US, where a crop…


Vietnamese develops new method to grow eucalyptus

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VietNamNet Bridge – Cao Dinh Hung, a PhD University student in Australia, has been successful in developing a new method of using synthetic seeds to grow native eucalyptus and African mahogany trees, which are traditionally difficult to propagate from graft cuttings. Hung worked with Professor Stephen Trueman for three long years in the university laboratory,…


How to Grow a Cymbidium Orchid

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There are many types and species of Orchids. Growing the beautiful Cymbidium Orchid is relatively easy. These beautiful flowers are versatile in color and will brighten any room. The Cymbidium Orchid is widely used for corsages, recognized for the color they portray. Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions things you’ll need: Fir bark soil mixture mildly lit…


How to Buy & Grow Green Cymbidium Orchids

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Cymbidium orchids are large plants with grassy foliage and huge blooms. The flowers are often used in corsages and as cut flowers. Cymbidium orchids are commonly cultivated outdoors in warm climates like Florida and Texas. They need to be moved indoors when temperatures drop below 29 degrees Fahrenheit and will not tolerate snow or ice…


Cymbidium Orchids That Will Grow Well Outside in Tennessee

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Cymbidium orchids bloom in profuse clusters, with up to 20 large flowers on each stem. Five soft petals that surround a protruding "lip" on this exotic flower bloom in numerous color combinations. This hardy orchid prefers to be outdoors for at least part of the year. In Tennessee, put your cymbidium orchid outdoors in a…


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